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Jacqui, Other/Just Looking in Wilmington, CA

I have heard that Wilmington has the highest per capita number of shootings in LA County. Is is true?

Asked by Jacqui, Wilmington, CA Thu Mar 29, 2012

Is this an area where violent crime is on the rise?

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I am not sure about that statement but here is a website that may help you determine if Wilmington, Ca is a high crime area or not.

Best of luck,

Alex Montelongo/Broker
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 2, 2014
Wilmington has a high crime, no question about it. I lived in Wilmington many years and still have a huge family in Wilmington. The majority of the crimes happens between rival gangs.
It is uncommon to see tha good aviding citizens part of these drive by's.
Crime is not on the rise. There are also a few groups of zitizens dedicating their time and efforts into cleaning Wilmington as wellas giving Wilmington a better image.
Lupe Andrade
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 28, 2013
Even if this is true, there are a couple of nice pockets with college-grad professionals in Wilmington. The area between Banning High School and the historic Wilmington Cemetery is basically crime-free. At the extreme southern end, in the Port of Los Angeles, we have at least a half dozen yacht marinas as well. Come and visit!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 25, 2012
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 29, 2012
Hi Jacqui,

I recommend that you contact the local Police Department. They should be able to give you some good feedback on your question. If you have already openned Escrow on a home I also recommend that you drive through the homes neighborhood once in the morning, afternoon and evening at least one time during the week and one more time on the weekend. You should also stop by and introduce yourself to some of the homeowners in the neighborhood. Let them know you're purchasing a home in the area and would like to ask them some questions. This due dilligence on your part should give you a good feel for the area and allow for you to determine if the home is right for you and your family. Good luck!

Warmest Regards,

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 29, 2012
As licensed Real Estate professionals, we are prohibited from answering this question directly...I would start here ...… The LA Times has done a great job accumulating data =)

Then go to and check out that great info (Tell em The Coach sent ya)

When you are ready contact us! We can't wait to be of service =)

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